Our team began working with startups around the country in 2006. In 2013, we formalized the Startup of the Year community and awards with an annual Summit to create a national stage for the most amazing rising, early stage companies from coast to coast. Our judges and mentors have included investors and leaders from top firms and companies across the country.
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Through the years, we've worked with thousands of startups, many of whom are now household names, others are still on their entrepreneurial journey.
Who will be joining us in Tampa? We'll be announcing them soon!
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Embarc Collective is Florida's fastest growing startup hub helping founders build bold, scalable, thriving companies. Embarc Collective works with a growing roster of over 100 early-stage startups at its 32,000 square-foot facility in downtown Tampa. Member companies receive customized, ongoing coaching and support from startup veterans to help propel their growth. For more information, please visit www.embarccollective.com
Las Vegas, San Jose, San Francisco, Boston, Memphis... next up, Tampa! Why?
Tampa is having a moment - for real. Tampa's fast-growing startup ecosystem has put them on the national map. Forbes magazine recently named Tampa the country's top emerging tech city, while TechCrunch and Axios highlighted the region for its burgeoning blockchain startup community. Awesome tech, sunny skies, and warm breezes in January? Yes, Please.
Watch Mayor Jane Castor welcome Startup of the Year to Tampa!
Why We Love Tampa Bay
A Lifestyle Upgrade: Florida's amazing weather + emerging arts & culture. And don't forget our 2020 + 2021 NHL Stanley Cup, 2020 Tampa Bay Rays World Series Finalist, and NFL Superbowl LV Champions. #ChampaBay
Where Everybody Knows Your Name: With accessible community & business leaders, you can have a seat at the table even as a newcomer.
Make Your Mark: As a region growing before your eyes, you have the opportunity to put your fingerprints all over it.
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ReliaQuest is a private company headquartered in Tampa, Fla., with multiple global locations. For more information, visit www.reliaquest.com.
The Startup of the Year Summit in Tampa is an exceptional way to connect with the movers and shakers in the tech ecosystem, from across the nation. Contact us today to see how you can get your brand involved as a sponsor and supporter.